I include alot of fresh fruit in my diet these days. I buy what I can at the local grocery store, sometimes theres not alot of variety, but i get what i can. Im wondering though if there are fruits that are generally healthier or better for you on a regular basis. I keep apples on hand, usually have a banana with breakfast every day, but i also change up and buy plums, peaches, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, and kiwi. Just curious if i should opt for certain fruits, i know some are probably higher in sugar content and what not. It's not like you can read the nutritional label at the store lol. Any suggestions?
Yeah, fruit is so good for you & I have a sweet tooth & along with that sweet tooth, comes the urge to want & eat something sweet after a meal; that’s my trigger.
Eating fruit (an apple, peach or pear) after dinner for me helps to control my desire to eat an unhealthy dessert option. I agree with Debbie, aim to eat high amounts of fruits & veggies as long as you keep in mind the calorie count (much more critical then the sugar count), especially if you’re on a regimented calorie-in, calorie-out diet.
I love adding them (fresh or frozen) into my oatmeal, cereal & AH protein shakes. So many fruits are loaded with helpful resources & antioxidants that support the body.
Blueberries rank as a top-10 power food that you should eat every day as it has been proven to aid in reducing belly fat (diet), again, chalked with antioxidants, helps vision, linked to an increase in memory, brain support & fights cerebral, heart & certain cancer diseases & they taste great.
4 years ago
Fruits are so good for you. I say eat whatever fruits you can, as most Americans don't get nearly enough servings a day. Variety is good, because fruits all have different chemical properties in them that make them awesome. For example, bananas are high in potassium, but berries are known for their high level of antioxidants. So, if you can buy different fruits, go for it.
Calorie content is something to be mindful of if you're trying to manage your weight. One banana can have as much as 120 calories. Basically, your sweeter fruits tend to have more calories, but that most certainly doesn't mean you should nix them. Just try to incorporate a variety in your diet!
If you can't, it's OK. A banana is better than a Snickers any day!
4 years ago
I also have a sweet tooth and had a craving for apple pie so I took a apple and cored it and sliced it. In a small bowl I combined cinnamon, 4-5 splenda packets, nutmeg and cloves ( all to your taste) and stired well. Added the apples and coated with the spice mixture. Place in a baking pan in a even layer and top with I Can't Believe Its Not Butter Spray. Bake at 325 degrees until your apples are tender. I also found a recipe for a "crust" that worked with this. Its only a top crust so I guess it would make it a cobbler. Bake apples about 20 minutes then sprinkle with crushed cereal and bake until browned. Crush 1/4 cup bite size shredded wheat cereal and and sprinkle ontop of apples coated with spices and butter spray. Add more butter spray ontop of crushed cereal. (Just to help brown) Enjoy!
4 years ago
Another thing kind of related that I just thought I'd mention: Let's not forget the unsung heroes. Did you know that purple corn has more antioxidants per serving than even berries do? Purple carrots, black rice, and black beans (do you see a pattern here?) all have these helpful nutrient properties. That's why it's important (and adventurous!) to "eat the rainbow," so to speak.
4 years ago
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